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This morning driving to work I was rear-ended while at a red light. The driver said she looked away to adjust her radio volume and when she looked up it was too late. The lower rear bumper was ripped away from car and there is paint transfer below the license plate.

When the Deputy was done with writing up the accident report he walked over and handed me my papers, license, and accident report number, saying I could leave. I noticed as I pulled away he was walking the individual who hit me to his squad car. A few hours later the Deputy called me to let me know the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, they has admitted to smoking marijuana before leaving the house this morning. I live in Indiana where neither medical or recreational use is legal.

No one was hurt, which is what matters the most. Still very upsetting that someone's stupid decision damaged my car and now I have the extreme inconvenience of having to deal with getting it repaired. I have no idea the availability of OEM body parts in the USA.
 

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This morning driving to work I was rear-ended while at a red light. The driver said she looked away to adjust her radio volume and when she looked up it was too late. The lower rear bumper was ripped away from car and there is paint transfer below the license plate.

When the Deputy was done with writing up the accident report he walked over and handed me my papers, license, and accident report number, saying I could leave. I noticed as I pulled away he was walking the individual who hit me to his squad car. A few hours later the Deputy called me to let me know the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, they has admitted to smoking marijuana before leaving the house this morning. I live in Indiana where neither medical or recreational use is legal.

No one was hurt, which is what matters the most. Still very upsetting that someone's stupid decision damaged my car and now I have the extreme inconvenience of having to deal with getting it repaired. I have no idea the availability of OEM body parts in the USA.
Welcome to the forum @IndyTaper. Sorry to hear about your accident with the GV70. Glad to hear that no one was hurt. Is the GV70 going to be fixed or is it a writeoff?
 

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This morning driving to work I was rear-ended while at a red light. The driver said she looked away to adjust her radio volume and when she looked up it was too late. The lower rear bumper was ripped away from car and there is paint transfer below the license plate.

When the Deputy was done with writing up the accident report he walked over and handed me my papers, license, and accident report number, saying I could leave. I noticed as I pulled away he was walking the individual who hit me to his squad car. A few hours later the Deputy called me to let me know the driver was arrested for driving under the influence, they has admitted to smoking marijuana before leaving the house this morning. I live in Indiana where neither medical or recreational use is legal.

No one was hurt, which is what matters the most. Still very upsetting that someone's stupid decision damaged my car and now I have the extreme inconvenience of having to deal with getting it repaired. I have no idea the availability of OEM body parts in the USA.
Glad you're OK. As I tell everyone who's been in an accident which was not their fault, be sure to go after her insurance company for "diminished value" . If your Genesis is repaired and not totaled, your trade in/resale value will drop likely in the range of several thousand dollars because of the accident showing on Carfax. You may have to get a lawyer that specializes in DV because insurance companies HATE paying that part of a claim. Since the driver was under the influence your chances are better for the claim. If you give your Genesis dealer the hypothetical value reduction question, you can get a ball park estimate of how much you'll lose on your trade value. I speak from first hand experience.
 

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Welcome to the forum @IndyTaper. Sorry to hear about your accident with the GV70. Glad to hear that no one was hurt. Is the GV70 going to be fixed or is it a writeoff?
No, it can be repaired. Received an estimate for $2,500 to replace the entire rear lower bumper assembly.
 

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Glad you're OK. As I tell everyone who's been in an accident which was not their fault, be sure to go after her insurance company for "diminished value" . If your Genesis is repaired and not totaled, your trade in/resale value will drop likely in the range of several thousand dollars because of the accident showing on Carfax. You may have to get a lawyer that specializes in DV because insurance companies HATE paying that part of a claim. Since the driver was under the influence your chances are better for the claim. If you give your Genesis dealer the hypothetical value reduction question, you can get a ball park estimate of how much you'll lose on your trade value. I speak from first hand experience.
Thanks for this information (hoping I'll never need to use it, but good to know nonetheless)! Appreciate it! I would hate to be in this predicament, especially with the vehicles being so new.
 

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So glad you are safe. I have a question if you don’t mind. How did the car handle the impact? I would think the frame is bent. Did your airbags work? Take care of yourself because injuries appear later after being rear ended.
 

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So glad you are safe. I have a question if you don’t mind. How did the car handle the impact? I would think the frame is bent. Did your airbags work? Take care of yourself because injuries appear later after being rear ended.
The impact was not that hard. Two body shops have inspected the vehicle and not found any frame damage.

No airbags for rear impact.
 

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Hi, I was rear end a few years back. Please check the exhaust pipe did not break the engine's exhaust manifold seal..
I was lucky to get the repair shop manager fix it as a warranty issue .This is not come out after 5 to 9 months...

Good luck.
 

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This really sucks. Got rear-ended once when the car was parked on the street and I was nowhere near it, the other driver got blinded by the sun and thought it was a good idea to keep on going full speed, so I know the feeling of suffering the consequences of somebody else's stupid decision.

When I pull the trigger on a GV70, I will lease it. I had my share of badlucks in the past (Rear-ended 3 times) and I will have the carmaker assume the risk. After 4-5 years if I'm happy with the car and it has not been in an accident, I might buy it, otherwise I'll just hand back the keys.
 
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